Civil Rights

ALERT: CAIR-LA Asks Muslim Community to Step Up Security Measures for End-of-Ramadan Activities After Recent Attacks

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/19/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Muslim communities nationwide to step up security measures for end-of-Ramadan activities following a terror attack on Muslims outside a mosque in London, the murder of a Muslim teen near a Virginia mosque and t…

CAIR-LA Offers Condolences on Murder of Virginia Muslim Teen, Urges Probe of Possible Bias Motive

(ANAHEIM, CA, 6/19/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences on the death of a Virginia Muslim teen who was murdered yesterday and called for a thorough investigation of a possible bias motive in the case. Police say 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Rest…

IRC Citizenship Workshop

CAIR-LA’s Immigrants’ Rights Center is proud to co-sponsor a Citizenship Fair with OCCORD and the Islamic Society of Orange County. Historically, the clients we assist at these workshops are non-Muslim immigrants from the Latino community. This particular workshop will take place the day after the launch of the first Latino Muslim collaborative event. By hosting both of these events at the largest masjid in SoCal, we want all immigrant populations to know that they have th…

CAIR-LA Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Attack on Muslim Woman

(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/9/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for hate crime charges to be considered following an alleged bias-motivated attack on a Muslim woman in downtown Los Angeles Saturday by a man who reportedly shouted racial slurs and beat her in the head. The victim told a local media outlet that she believes she was targeted because of her religious attire (hijab). The man reportedly told her…

Immigration State of Emergency: Understanding your Rights & Resources

In light of recent events, OCCORD, CAIR-LA and other civil rights organizations are hosting this "Know Your Rights" session to educate the broader acommunity about their rights and resources available to them by local community organizations. See flyer for more details.   

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